does anybody have a jeep that has death wobble I have a 2013 wrangler unlimited that has a terrible one every time I hit a decent size bump it goes crazy and about rips the steering wheel out of my hands
on occasion I have a 4 inch lift on it I have heard from allot of places even stock jeeps do it they said its the combonatio of parts and there locations and corresponding solid front axle that's the cause it can be anything from a bushing replacement or a whole new front end they make death wobble kits to help get rid of the problem but most of the reviews on them say its only a bandaid and the problem will come back I do not take my kids in my jeep because when it happens I either have to swerve off the road or hit the brakes and go below 35 which is not safe when your on a buisy highway
I bought a 2005 wrangler two years ago on some occasion when i'm driving around 50mph I get the death wobble, on a couple occasions it was bad enough that I had to pull over. Haven't had it in the shop yet because I don't wanna get into replacing parts just to find out it didn't fix the problem
I have a 2001 Wrangler w/6" lift and 35" tires and was having that problem.I bought some Synergy ball joints and new tires to get it inspected and haven't had the death wooble since.So for me it was either ball joints or tires or the combination.Synergys are pricey but they are heavy duty and greasable.
Ive checked the internet and there are tons of different things that could cause it from track bars to steering components so good luck.
Lift kits can drastically change the steering angle of the vehicle and this enhances the "death wobble". The more negative the SA, the greater chance of wobble. Think of the shimmy of the front wheels on a shopping cart is the easiest way to describe it. A good steering damper will help but having an alignment by a shop that will take suspension modifications into account will be a huge help. Most lift kits have new alignment spec. sheets included.
I did the liftin craze back in the late 70,s early eighties but would never do it today.One of the vehicles I lifted was a 77 CJ7 and never remember ever havin the death wobble and it was played with hard and put away wet.The onlt trouble I had was keepin it right side up.